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J-Pop Love Song Paperback – Bargain Price, July 17, 2008
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First of all, this book couldn't decide what it wanted to be: a multicultural romance/drama or a multicultural paranormal romance. It started off well. It was smart, engaging, and there was a nice build to the leads romantic relationship, then we introduced this strange paranormal storyline that wasn't necessary in the first place. Then, to make matters worse (and just a little bit more out of left field) we back track and try to explain it away.
Secondly, the ending. Ummm...what? Everyone is quick to forgive a man who made lying, manipulation and blackmail an art, who could possibly be considered a murderer, and who drugged and kidnapped a pregnant woman? No. Just no. There's no forgiving that so easily, especially 15 minutes into said kidnapping. You don't invite the guy to Sunday brunch to play with the baby. You lock up his psychotic butt and forgive him while he serves his time.
I think the setting for this story was La-La land. It definitely wasn't set in reality.
Lastly, the dialog, it was contrite. I didn't believe it at all. That's all I have to say about that.
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By the fifth chapter, I had packed it in, opting to grin and bear it so I wouldn't feel like I had wasted $4.99 by giving up completely, but alas, I still feel like my money was wasted.
And I highly HIGHLY recommended that Ms. McCarver invest in a professional proofreader. I was able to overlook the glaring grammatical mistakes in "Eternally I Do" because the story was captivating and Hide was the sexy vampire hero I've been searching for all my life. But Kane...no. You don't get a pass. Get it together.
I don't think I'll be reading anymore of Ms. McCarver's novels. She seems like a hit or miss kind of author. And if the rest of her novels are anything like this one...yeah, I'll definitely pass.
I can see where the author was trying to go, but the execution was terrible and scattered. Around the 3rd chapter things start getting strange. I had no clue what was going on. For one thing, she should've stuck with Charlie`s and Jason's relationship and his suicide. I had no clue why he did it. And what's up with that whole weird dreams subplot? That makes no sense! Actually Blue's Diary sounds like a more interesting book. A jaded Japanese rock star`s rise to sucess and ultimate self destruction would've been much better.
So, i give this book 2 stars. Don't buy it! My 5 year old cousin could write a better story!
Okay, so I've been on this interracial romance kick since my BFF's sister got me hooked on kdramas and then recommended J-Pop Love Song. It defies logic. I wouldn't accept the quality of the execution if I were to walk into a brick and mortar store and buy a book, but Amazon has all of these cracktastic self-published e-books for Kindle at low, low prices, so I buy them. I am shamed.
J-Pop Love Song is one of total crack! Despite the grammar errors and plot inconsistencies (It is DESPERATELY in need of an editor and it could easily be cleaned up), I really liked this! It gets a little convoluted and way cheesy in the end, but it's my crack. I read it and loved it. I'm still baffled by exactly why. Of course, it's also insanely refreshing to read an uncommon pairing.
Still, yeah ... I kinda loves it, precious.
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